Participating in an archaeological excavation is a unique and exciting way to experience history firsthand. For almost five decades, BAS has been connecting volunteers with opportunities to participate in some of the most exciting archaeological excavations in the Middle East. A wide variety of people take part in our featured digs, and individuals of many different ages, backgrounds, and cultures have come together to share the thrill of discovery.

Dozens of archaeological digs in Israel, Jordan, and elsewhere are looking for volunteers to help them excavate history. Whether you’re interested in the worlds of Kings David and Solomon, want to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and the apostles, or work in an ancient Phoenician city, we’ve got an archaeological dig for you. For each dig, we provide an in-depth description including location, historical and biblical significance, and the goals for the upcoming season. You can also learn all about the dig directors and professors who will lead your summer adventure.

Please note that the Biblical Archaeology Society is not affiliated with any excavation and does not directly support or endorse particular projects listed here. In addition, some excavations may be located in contested, annexed, or occupied regions and are, therefore, subject to international laws and conventions on the protection of cultural property. For questions concerning a particular excavation, please use the contact information provided for each dig.

2024 Dig Opportunities
Please note that due to the ongoing situation within the region, final dig approvals, dates, and volunteer requirements may be impacted.